Brigham Young University will begin its Executive Symposium this year with an address by the general manager of CableRep Phoenix, Cox Communications' largest and most profitable programming and media sales company.

The symposium by Steve Rizley will be Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The public is welcome to attend.In his 16-year cable career, Rizley has led numerous trade committees and task forces. He is a current or past member of network affiliate advisory boards for MTV Networks, Cable News Network and the Sci-Fi Channel.

Rizley also owns and operates Line of Site, Inc., one of the industry's largest wireless cable common carrier companies.

Rizley received his undergraduate degree in communications with an emphasis in advertising from BYU. He received a master's degree in international management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.